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Earth Hour Calgary

Earth Hour is a worldwide event to continue the conversation about how limiting our energy use can reduce our impact on the environment.

The city celebrates Earth Hour on March 23!

On Saturday, March 23, 2024, The City of Calgary joins other governments, organizations and citizens around the world in shutting off the lights for Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

All non-essential and decorative lighting will be turned off in the following locations:

  • Ad Valorem Place
  • All fire stations
  • Calgary Public Building
  • Dartmouth Place
  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Nature Centre
  • Manchester Centre Building E
  • Ralph Klein Park Environmental Education Centre
  • The Calgary Municipal Building (Historic City Hall, Administration Building, Municipal Building)
  • Water Centre

In addition, The City of Calgary has partnered with Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) to deliver the EcoSchools Canada program in Calgary including supporting EcoSchools to complete their action of participating in Earth Hour.

For support, see ACEE's FAQs or contact the EcoSchools in Alberta team. Teachers/Administrators can register their school at any time.

Go beyond the hour

Learn about everyday actions we can all take to manage our energy use and take action on climate change. The more actions we all commit to taking, the greater the impact we can have. Collectively, Calgarians are making a difference. Learn more at calgary.ca/climateaction.

Share your actions on social media: #EarthHour #EarthHourYYC

Join us for Calgary Unplugged: An Earth Hour Celebration

Venue Support Partner

Calgary Unplugged is a family-friendly Earth Hour event held annually in East Village.

Location: Central Library (800 3 Street SE)
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Join us for music, entertainment, and learn what environmental actions you can take in Calgary.  Participants can engage with magnetic induction systems, experience producing 300 watts of power on pedal powered bike generators, play interactive games to learn about Alberta’s renewable energy sources, and more!  All non-essential lighting in the library will be turned off from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Bring along some personal lighting and dance to the DJ when the lights go down for the Earth Hour party!

You can still participate in Earth Hour if you can't make it to the event!  Turn off nonessential lights, "unplug" from electronics at 8:30 p.m. and take this time to reconnect with people, play games or enjoy hobbies.

Share your participation in Earth Hour on social media with #EarthHour and #EarthHourYYC.

Calgary Unplugged is hosted by The Arusha Centre, with support from The City of Calgary and community agencies.

Email events@arusha.org with questions.

If you can't make it to the event, here are some other options to Take part in Earth Hour at home:

  • Join fellow Calgarians in turning off your lights and unplugging electronics, appliances and chargers for one hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Share your participation either before or after, using #EarthHour and #EarthHourYYC.
  • Take action with a community group Arusha Climate has prepared a Community Association Climate Action Toolkit, to continue the celebration after Earth Hour. Use it to get inspired to take various climate actions with your community.  
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